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the guantanamo bay hunger strike and his its one hundredth day the number of inmates refusing food is increasing and the use of force feeding has been condemned he has extensive coverage of the ongoing situation in the camp. a million dollars a year plus bonuses russia security service releases purported phone conversations detailing what the alleged cia agent arrested in moscow was offering his potential recruit. and from recession for a second time since two thousand and eight with some economists stopping it as the eurozone ticking time bomb issue is the latest blow to president hollande after a tough first year in office.
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it is just after one pm here in the russian capital this is on t.v. with your worldwide news and me will receive. it has been exactly one hundred days since detainees at guantanamo bay prison camp started their hunger strike. now the official number of inmates refusing food has been increasing on an almost daily basis and has reached at least one hundred now around thirty hunger strikers are being subjected to force feeding a controversial tactic condemned by the un and the international medical community as inhumane and all these numbers you're seeing here are only likely to get higher and higher because what started as a strike against mistreatment has done into a battle against indefinite detention and washington's broken promises to close the prison at the center of america's war on terror more on this now an explanation to
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r.t. correspondent guy nature can. after years of a natural injustice and indifference and after more than three months of starvation one tunnel detainees have finally got the president's attention i'm going to go back at this they've heard these words before as president i will close guantanamo reject the military commissions act and if you go to the geneva conventions and now again it needs to be closed now congress and again as many times before the white house if it were sponsibility to congress there's much you can do administrative leave without congress without having a legislative act even under current restrictions the administration has the power to use national security waivers to release many of these men which it hasn't used it's the charge that well the fear that if you release some of these prisoners that have been accused of being terrorist in the
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past and and they do something else or you find them going into terrorist organizations you will pay a heavy political price for that so many of these men have fallen victim not just to their wrongful capture but also to u.s. politicians assumptions of what they may or may not do in the future but you can or you can or will people want to maybe you know this is a we're not future police here so far the administration's only response to the crisis of one problem or has been to force feeding troops down detainees nostrils the fact of the matter is that when an individual makes a decision of sound mind makes a decision to refuse food as a political protest then as we said in our joint statement it is not open to mistake in a second chance to force them to do each. and the full speeding here involves the insertion of a cheap of some significant down on the diameter through the nasal passages and into the stomach in the most horrible of circumstances the un special rapporteur on
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human rights also told me that he was encouraged to hear the. once again express commitment to close the infamous prison president of united states has said one time the most a problem and yet on the ground for some reason the camp administration continues to treat these men and humanely and did not deny them basic dignity for years the administration has been gauged in verbal and legal acrobatics to justify inaction on guantanamo and still not clear how long before people there start dying but one thing is clear the elephant in the room just got too big to ignore in washington i'm going to check on. and also you have spoken to move up could nuts who was detained at guantanamo bay for several years he also went on hunger strikes during his time and he told us that the current protest could be the last for many who have lost hope of getting either a trial or even over these. states five years in guantanamo all together
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and they always force me to sign papers that i should agree that i'm a member of i tried inside iran and every time when i refused to sign those kind of people they tortured me in different kinds. of ways like waterboarding. electroshocks. couple times hunger strike in doing my time and going to normal so i can understand those detainees over the more than eleven years over there they still didn't have the trial and if you are in the system and sway difficult to get out even even if they go home and knows that you are innocent . ninety five percent of those prisoners already know what had to try and they still not getting a trial for the future that's mean they can stay all their life over there even if they are innocent i myself i think it's going to be the last time
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a strike for the most attorneys. i believe they will know will start again. well r.t. has been following the hunger strike from the very beginning well before the u.s. authorities even admitted it was taking place and we've been gathering comments from prison officials detainees attorneys and activists to try and give you a full account of the situation there that plus the timeline on the protest available for you right now is just a click away on our website r c dot com now among the many possible reasons for closing down guantanamo bay prison camp in cuba for the fact that it is the most expensive prison on the planet to operate and maintain let me show you some stats here on our see for example of one hundred sixty six detainees it's costing american taxpayers nine hundred thousand dollars per detainee and according to the detainees at guantanamo bay prison camp they say that ultimately that affords them such luxuries as being denied water suffering from cold temperatures isolation
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force feeding and among other methods as well also some deed to the detainees claim that a simple telephone call to a lawyer cannot happen until the detainee is thoroughly searched here we're talking about body cavity searches right there now earlier my colleague bill doughty actually spoke to a spokesman from the u.s. military authority overseeing guantanamo bay and that man says there are no issues of abuse happening at the prison. the policy of the united states is to reserve life through lawful means we have currently serving who are. doing and sheryl lee said but it's not a it's a procedure that's done in hospitals and nursing homes every day. it's not. it's not done to harass them but it's done kids sustain life to sustain life but we've been hearing from the medical justice network who is saying that don't deserve accused of colluding importunate that at the camp of not being able medical association and the un us and we disagree with them it's
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a matter of national policies our courts of up held that. sustaining life you lawful means lawful and we have a medical protocol where we evaluate detainees based on their weight loss and co-morbidity. we we allow them to hunger strike if they get to about eighty five percent below that below eighty five percent of body weight some damage could be down we will do the involuntary feeding that's not the detainees job to tell the truth the lawyers just repeat what the training said all of those allegations are false they're not they're not being subject to extreme temperatures they're not being denied food and water the conditions are as good as they can possibly be you know they had satellite television and they had communal living that all kinds of good things. but the picture drawn by the guantanamo bay spokesman contradicts what
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detainees lawyers are saying we talk to one of them out of a clive stafford smith he represents several inmates there including the last remaining british resident he was the first to reveal some of the harsh methods allegedly used by officials saying detainees now have to undergo degrading body searches just to phone their representatives let's face it when my clients are coming to have a telephone call that me last i heard you can smuggle anything in an out on the telephone and so the idea that they threaten the prisoners with full body and i won't go into the really graphic but it's basically a sexual assault is just a threat to try to get them not to talk to us and frankly the reason for this is fairly obvious that there's been an awful lot of information coming out of guantanamo bay that doesn't suit the authorities last friday two of my clients refused to have called with me for the simple reason that they didn't want to go through that process i had one of the other lawyers from reprieve was at the base last week and twice prisoners didn't want to come out for
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a visit because of what they've been threatened with well of course in order to negotiate an end to the strike we have to give justice to these prisoners and we're talking about as you well know eighty six of one hundred sixty six prisoners have been cleared for release that's fifty two percent augmented in most of the people i represent there's only one way and this strike fairly and that's to take the prisoners who have been cleared for release and set them free and we will continue our coverage of this milestone one hundred days of hunger strike but more expert analysis and opinion coming up on r t throughout the. hunger strike despair pushed to the limit. this is nearly one hundred one time the detainees are screaming for justice. where is the end for good no. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today the alleged cia agent caught in moscow was offering one million dollars
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a year for passing on classified information and that evidence comes from purported wiretaps phone conversations between him and the security officer he was trying to recruit and the recordings were made public by russia's federal security service you're going to start subordinate to so many of us more than a process if you talk a subordinate you want to store it back yes because of more just about to read through whatever million dollars of course you want to. get some. ideas that. legend has been handed over to american authorities and is now waiting to go to the us other washington at this point has issued no official reply so far the us media has reaction to the new spy scandal a mixture of laughter and disbelief for the alleged agent's clumsy recruiting techniques now ridicule is a common reaction to stories like this but previous cases show it doesn't make them
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less true british intelligence analysts glenmore trinny a hobby he says is just another point being scored in the everlasting russian american spy game. it is a great success for the f.s.b. the russian domestic security service what fairly fail to do is follow a set of rules which the cia have always had it's called the moscow rules it requires you very the pattern of your behavior you're constantly told what has happened in. the great game well in this particular instance russia has called america has lost but make no bones about it there will be a few recalls at the moment and before we know relations through back to normal and as i say. the cia will replace really with another intelligence officer and the game will continue. and of the full interview with glenmore the british
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intelligence analyst you just saw that's available on our website at www dot com also on line we've collected a selection of the top spy scandals of the twenty first century involving the u.s. and russia just ahead of its wild website for more background on that story well still to come here on r t download for free while you still can as the record industry in the u.k. embarks on a crusade to prevent online music sharers from stealing their tracks and their profits so that and more after the break. mission free cretaceous free in-store chargers free. range month free. three. types free. food free broadcast live video for your media project
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a free media dog r t v dot com. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm charged welcome to the big picture. oh. thank. you. thank you for joining us here on our to today i'm rory sushi in moscow
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a france has entered recession for the second time in five years the numbers come as president francois hollande marks one year in office which some have labeled as a disaster as all his tests are also reports there are doubts over the whole euro zone's ability to manage this crisis economy that we're looking at a cafe culture here in paris still continuing looking call wherever this is a far cry a contrast to the other images that we've seen across the country such as protests against president francois launce a first son in verse three as president there seeing him as not having done enough for the economy or those ads mr a sturdy protests. yes now the a french finance minister had come out saying that this contraction that we're seeing now is a result of the overall depressed environment that france finds itself at its neighbors in the euro zone area however it is still a blow to our fund swollen to what dan has been seeing a lot of criticism for the policies that are in place and also there have been a lot of economists who have been calling france for some time now as
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a ticking time bomb in europe it's one of the core countries now that we're seeing in recession no longer the so-called periphery of the euro zone such as countries like greece or portugal but a core euro zone nation so what do these numbers really mean for france being in a recession it would be extremely difficult to get out of the speciation strain i strongly back the policy which are using now. a sprint she's cutting labor costs cutting the party show no work of course we have. been part and you are not going to spend the afternoon in nice coffee like this one because you go to becoming too expensive for you well as these the small numbers had europe and france finds itself officially in a recession the question really there is how long is it going to take before economy starts growing and growing again and stop being in the red and also the concern is the longer it is that we see the sustained the lock loss the numbers the harder it will be for a recovery to take place reporting from paris i'm tess or so yeah. and financial
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analyst alex cobell believes that there's no saving from complete structural reforms are implemented. which we saw in france was not it was thirty but what we call the first. force is forced to retreat if you are. paying taxes. to be boring and public spending the average british worker is stuck said fifty seven percent of the. proportion of the big debt. to g.d.p. is a ninety percent so clearly we should look the other way and pretty soon the structural reforms lower taxes lower the big spending. and i coming up at twelve thirty g.m.t. my skies are in states you have but again delving into the global financial headlines they were coming up with a rather surprising theory on how the world markets truly operate scientists used
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to believe that the earth was the center of the universe today economists who call themselves scientists claim that the economy revolves around the central banks and this is the fractal reserve system behold the sacred dow as you of course we have a sacred dow if the dow jones or the nikkei or the footsie if they rise if they continue to rise then all will be ok in the economy so we sacrifice our wealth our economy jobs everything to rising a rising dow but that's not what we have not predicted in other words we said that after the two thousand a crisis that there would be massive money printing and one of the likely outcomes would be hyperinflation in the stock indexes. just a just a moment on the r.t. world update but for now downloading free music in the u.k. and simply a thing of the past british record labels have come up with
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a list of twenty five services they're willing to take to court to stop online bootlegging and save the shrinking profits artie's sound for this report. well record labels could be about to launch the biggest battle yet against pirate sites and what's alleged to be its a main blocking blitz in the ongoing fight against websites file sharing and infringe on music copyright the british internet service providers all i s p's have already in the recent past been asked to block websites certain websites that are illegally file sharing music now it's thought that the british industry trade body . he launched the previous successful legal action is set to take a third wave of action now b.v. i haven't yet responded to this latest information but it's food that would be targeting sites such as the us based file sharing site grieve and what would that mean well for british consumers of the music industry they won't be able to access
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these sites anymore this action is aimed at targeting the casual illegal download or of course for the hardcore pirates they'll simply move on it's thought to the vast array of websites that you have out there at the moment so already questions being raised as to just how effective any legal action would be certainly is seems that these are fire sharing sites where the previous ever more popular are next for the chopping board is this music industry attempts to continue this crackdown on other legal file sharing and in the meantime the leader of the pirate party you told us here at all say that the record industry is using an outdated approach could return to haunt. if recent reports the roi that it looks like we could be facing an all new floor to where blackouts here in the united kingdom what we've seen is that the tactic is first to go after high profile sites like pirate bay but
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actually what we've seen is from twenty twelve this that that hasn't helped music sales at all that actually album sales fell ten percent so we've seen how useless this approach is essentially what we're seeing this is about the record labels trying to keep trying to remain gate keepers and actually push her companies out but this approach will not work it's going to alienate a generation of music lovers and only it's going to perhaps enter radicalising internet users this is not what we want. and online for you right now our human rights watch demands an investigation into claims of torture during april's formula one grand prix in bahrain as the crackdown on the protest movement continues unabated you can head over to our to talk more on how bahrain's officials are keeping a vice like grip on the opposition. more atomic trouble in japan
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a nuclear reactor is in danger of being permanently shut down because it's located right over an active seismic falls and find out where the time's running out for officials to close the site. the u.s. justice department has defended its surveillance operation on the associated press news agency attorney general eric holder says wiretapping of phones of one hundred journalists was necessary to protect americans from leaks that could endanger their safety and norman solomon from the media watch group say it was aimed at making an example of a.p. to scare off any would be whistleblowers. that is really one of the last refuge of scoundrels when it comes to top leaders who want to turn off the tap of information reaching their own public that those leaders would rather the public be kept in the dark about and i think what we've seen with these revelations about the phone
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records of a.p. reporters is that this isn't ministration which has already weighs data larger war against more whistleblowers than any other in u.s. history has continued to push the envelope and try to have a chilling effect on not only journalists but the sources within the administration . ok world update time here on c n straight to texas where several tornadoes of the american state in one area up to seventy five homes were destroyed and six people killed that number is probably going to rise a many others have been injured and rescue teams are continuing the search for survivors under debris the next stop along the southern tornado alley is oklahoma with the storm warnings already in place. just spain where hundreds of boss clashed with over three hundred policemen in the city of. thirteen officers injured in two people arrested on charges of assault the crowd was trying to prevent security forces from arresting an alleged member of the radical proboscis independence group
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. and she's linked to a two thousand and eight attack on a police station and faces five years in prison. at least two people have been killed and dozens injured by a. lapse income is thought as many as fifty people could still be trapped inside the single story building incident follows last month's collapse of a garment factory in bangladesh that killed more than a thousand people. and to syria where pro assad refugees including women introduction came under fire from rebels as they were returning to their homes in the south east town of your to move government soldiers accompanying the refugees returned fire and claim to have killed ten rebels and the incident happened just hours after the un general assembly decided to back the opposition in a new resolution. well thank you very much for joining us here on oxy today on rover suge prime interest in just a moment. a
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fairly dickinson university study has been revealed to twenty nine percent of americans think that a revolution won't just happen in america but needs to be done in order to protect individual liberty if respondents consider themselves conservative than that number is bumped up to forty four percent that's nearly half also fox news found out that since nine eleven the percent of americans willing to sacrifice their personal freedom to reduce the threat of terrorism is at an all time low this number might sound trivial but it only takes a tiny percent of the population actually start a revolution i mean how many communists were in russia at the start of nine hundred seventeen and how many were there are a number of people but the media wrongly portrays revolution is some fun video game battle where freedom fighters topple the statue of the dictator and then democracy just instantly comes about and life is good and happy i'd ask you to ignore movies
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like v. for vendetta and look at history revolutions cause horrible destruction that could take decades to repair i guess what when your economy collapses because a revolt infrastructure breaks down and the shelves go bare also professional revolutionaries get their supplies from somebody and a foreign powers were to say fund american revolutionaries they would want something in return aloha and goodbye alaska if you look at history then you'll see that revolution is brutal and ugly and is truly the last resort but still is a resort but that's just my opinion.
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good afternoon and welcome to prime interest i'm perry and boring here and washington d.c. and here's the story that i'm tracking the big. remember john paulson no it not hank paulson bush's treasury secretary who pushed hard i'm talking about john paulson who shorted subprime and made of millions or as a hedge fund now he's long fannie and freddie along with some other hedge funds who bought preferred shares to match uncle sam's investment senator bob corker characterized the stock as a lottery ticket but that hasn't stopped a run up in price of over one hundred seventy percent in the last few months just last week of fannie mae and now as they will repay the treasury fifty nine billion dollars for bailout money it took during the crisis but this is a one off event that's only possible because of an intel to change and deferred tax asset good luck mr paulson. and the bloomberg a to stand over ten ten years as financial heavyweights engage in dialogue with the
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embroiled market data provider clients including of china's central bank the federal reserve and the f.d.a. if you have inquired about data confidentiality issues in j.p. morgan short of problems itself is having serious dialogues with bloomberg and is considering its options and chief executive of bloomberg lp have personally reached out to three hundred clients and apologized and lastly age as europe's a large as banged has so far gotten off with a wrist slap for money laundering suits. and the u.s. and europe but it now faces a new money during charges and argentina is a country that hoards one in fifteen u.s. bills according to bloomberg h.s.b.c. has trouble don't in they are they recently reported they will eliminate as many as fourteen thousand more jobs as they seek to cut an additional three billion dollars of cost now we remember the last time a major bank got caught neck deep and a money laundering scandal it was well cobia to that soon of three hundred billion
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dollars and only months later it would be by wells fargo and the financial being just and here's was in your prime and. now the gang.


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